Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Bournemouth v Man Utd

The Liverpool FC legend is backing Manchester United to ease to a 2-0 win over Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
Man United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Manchester United to ease to a 2-0 win against Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils are looking to record successive Premier League victories following a straightforward 2-1 win over Everton at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba.

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last three Premier League outings to make some progress in the top flight after a difficult start to the season.

The 20-time English champions were 3-2 winners against Newcastle United at Old Trafford before a 2-2 draw with third-placed Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge in October.

Manchester United have won four of their last five meetings against Bournemouth after Eddie Howe’s side were 2-1 winners against the Red Devils in their first-ever Premier League meeting in 2015.

Bournemouth have made an impressive start to the season and the south coast club are in sixth place ahead of Manchester United following a four-game unbeaten run.

Former England Under-21 international Callum Wilson has netted five times and has made four assists in their last 10 games in the Premier League.

Ex-Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson believes Manchester United will ease to a 2-0 win against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium at Saturday lunchtime.

“Bournemouth showed all of their best attacking attributes with the way they rolled Fulham over last time out,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“The Cherries were great going forward and so clinical as well – they must be full of confidence at the moment.

“Manchester United also won last weekend, but their performance against Everton was far more perfunctory.

“I still think United will find a way of winning this one, though, even if they do not play particularly well.”

Manchester United are in eighth place in the Premier League table following a return of seven points from their last three outings.

The Red Devils are three points adrift of Bournemouth in the table after losing three times in the Premier League this term.

Notably, Jose Mourinho’s side have lost two of those games on the road at Brighton and West Ham United.

Manchester United will have the chance to gain ground on their top-four rivals with Arsenal and Liverpool FC facing off at The Emirates on Saturday evening.

The Old Trafford outfit will take on Juventus in Turin next week.

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